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Throughout the 20th century, one of the dominant forms of mass media and entertainment was Radio Shows: Drama, Comedy, Mystery and Horror, as well as news and information, all presented in a purely audio format. Contained in these archives are thousands of hours recorded from these well-funded and talent-filled works.

Some items are entire collections within themselves of many-episode runs of famous shows. Many date from the "Golden Age" of Radio, the early half of the 20th century, while some are remixes or recreations of these works for modern audiences. A percentage are modern(ish) productions utilizing the best of what improved technology and hopes to capture the radio magic could offer.

The introduction of television is considered to be the death knell of this medium, but the works live on.

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GUNSMOKE First Show: Jun 26, 1952 Last Show: Jun 18, 1961 Number Shows: 480 shows, 2 auditions, 5 hour tribute Audition Shows: Jun 11, 1949, Jul 13, 1949 Series Description: Gunsmoke is one of those long-running classic Old-Time Radio shows that everyone knows and remembers. It's also one that is still respected for its high values, in all aspects. Gunsmoke first aired on the CBS network on April 26, 1952, billed as the first adult western. It was set in Dodge City , Kansas in the 1870's. The...
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Biography In Sounds , of F Scott Fitzgerald Romance . August 8, 1950. CBS net. The Off-Shore Pirate .  NBC Presents: Short Story . March 7, 1951. NBC net. Crazy Sunday Biography in Sound , June 28, 1955 - F. Scott Fitzgerald At 25 , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from the Sept 1922 issue of The American Magazine (narrator) Porcelain and Pink - 1-act Fitzgerald play performed by LibriVox volunteers Porcelain and Pink Song - Lyrics by Fitzgerald, music by Matt Pierard (performer) A study of F. Scott...
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DRAGNET Dragnet , the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet 's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style. The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He Walked by Night" from 1948, in which Webb had a small role. Both employed the same Los Angeles Police Department technical...
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE 30 MINUTE BOB BAILEY EPISODES 11-11-1956 to 11-27-1960 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob...
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ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the scene until the mid 1800's. Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue , published in 1841, was the first. The Murder's main character, C. Auguste Dupin, was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime. He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries. Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur...
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Old Time Radio Programs. Detective series. 298 episodes of Dragnet.
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The Joe Hehn Memorial Collection
The Joe Hehn Memorial Collection
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This information was updated from an original post at the Old Time Radio Researchers group page. It describes this initiative. We express our gratitude to the family and friends of Joe Hehn who made this collection of recordings and scans of hard copy materials possible: The passing of pioneer OTR collector Joe Hehn must be noted. He died at age 88 on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Few of today’s collectors have heard his name, but in the late 1960s and early 1970s, he played an important role...
Topic: joe hehn, old time radio, otrr
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THE WHISTLER You're walking alone on the street at night, but then you hear another set of footsteps and a haunting tune being whistled by an unseen stranger. Fritz Lang used an similar premise in his 1930s German movie with Peter Lorre playing M , a psychopathic murderer of children. But the American radio series was even creepier. The unseen Whistler didn't kill anyone (that we know of), but he certainly loved watching murders take place, narrating them for us, and chuckling at the suffering...
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SUSPENSE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages: Suspense - Single Episodes or Suspense - Single Episodes - 1942 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1943 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1944 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1945 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1946 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1947 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1948 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1949 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1950 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1951 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1952 Suspense -...
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RANGER BILL ""Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, fighting the many enemies of nature. This is the job of the guardian of the forest, Ranger Bill. Pouring rain, freezing cold, blistering heat, snows, floods, bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lions. Yes, all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done." That was the opening of Ranger Bill, a Christian radio adventure serial produced under the...
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RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE In 1945, Dick Powell portrayed Phillip Marlowe in the movie "Murder My Sweet" based on Raymond Chandler's novel "Farewell My Lovely". This was a radical departure in character for Mr. Powell from a Hollywood song and dance man to a hard-boiled detective. On June 11,1945, Lux Radio Theatre brought "Murder My Sweet" to radio, again with Dick Powell in the lead. These two performances prompted his selection for the part of Richard...
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THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE The Great Gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast from August 31, 1941, to March 21, 1957. Initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, it was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. The series was built around the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a regular element of the radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly . The character was introduced in the October 3, 1939 episode (number 216) of that series. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed...
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OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHERS GROUP This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers (OTRR) Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website (www.otrr.org) , Old Time Radio Researchers Facebook Group , and Old Time Radio Researchers Group . It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available. If you are interested in preserving Old...
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LUX RADIO THEATRE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages: Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes or by season: (There are no known surviving First Season episodes) Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Second Season: 07/29/35 to 06/25/36 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Third Season: 07/01/36 to 07/05/37 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Fourth Season: 09/13/37 to 07/04/38 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Fifth Season: 09/12/38 to 07/10/39 Lux...
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THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE The Adventures of Sam Spade was first heard on ABC July 12, 1946, as a Friday-night summer series. The show clicked at once, and went into a regular fall lineup on CBS September 29, 1946. From then until 1949, Sam Spade was a Sunday-night thriller for Wildroot Cream Oil, starring Howard Duff in the title role. With Duff's departure, NBC took the series, leaving it on Sunday for Wildroot and starring Stephen Dunne as Spade. This version lasted until 1951, the last...
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UPDATE 09-05-2021 Added newly restored version of 00 Mercury Theater; War Of The Worlds 1938-10-30 from a VG+ quality Vinyl Record!!! Each of these shows is NON COPYRIGHTED and is currently in the PUBLIC DOMAIN. This Digitally Restored Collection represents hundreds of hours of labor in Digitally Restoring/Enhancing each of the shows included in this one of a kind collection!!!! CD Quality audio for ALL SHOWS!!! Compare them with any other available versions and you will see there is no...
Topics: Science Fiction Radio, Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi, OTR, Dramatized Radio
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THIS IS YOUR FBI This Is Your FBI was a radio crime drama which aired in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945 to January 30, 1953 for a total of 409 shows. The show featured true cases from FBI, and told from an agent's viewpoint. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, considering it "Our Show" and calling it "the finest dramatic program on the air". The shows would involve everything from crackdowns on organized crime, or stories of individual...
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Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, at the time CBS's West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the...
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52 shows from the Mutual Broadcasting System radio program starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The show was sponsored in 1939-40 by Grove's Bromo Quinine and later enjoyed an extended run as The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes under the sponsorship of Petri Wines. These recordings are of varying quality with most in the good to very good sound range. The files have been tagged with the most accurate information available and each file name begins with the...
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INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler . The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated...
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE 15 MINUTE BOB BAILEY SERIALS 10-03-1955 to 11-02-1956 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob...
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everything in here is 1973 and previous which falls into the public domain of mlb radio broadcasts as far as i know these are all one file per game, properly tagged, named, and cleaned up from multi files the best i could please do not sell these on eBay, people have wanted these for a long time and they have not been available in a cleaned up format and they are a piece of baseball and meant to be shared with all freely.  put them on an ipod or old cell phone and give them to an older loved...
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Old Time Radio
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THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE Nero Wolfe first appeared on radio on July 5, 1943 on the NBC Blue Network in The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe . This series didn't last long and starred Santos Ortega as Wolfe and Luis Van Rooten as Archie. The second series was during 1945 on the Mutual network in The Amazing Nero Wolfe . This lasted only until December 15, 1946 and starred Francis X. Bushman and Elliot Lewis as Archie. The third series was known as The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe . Starting on...
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Old radio advertisements from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
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DIMENSION X Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8, 1950, and ran until September 29, 1951. Strange that so little good science fiction came out of radio; they seem ideally compatible, both relying heavily on imagination. Some fine isolated science fiction stories were developed on the great anthology shows, Suspense and Escape . But until the premiere of Dimension X -- a full two decades after network radio was established -- there were no major science fiction series of broad appeal to...
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ESCAPE In the Golden Days of Radio, back in the 1930s to the 1950s, most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week. Occasionally, there might be a change in the schedule, but on the whole a consistent time-slot was something that helped build a large audience and so was something the big networks aimed to achieve. One exception to this rule was the dramatic adventure anthology series called Escape , whose time-slot shifted an incredible eighteen times in its seven-year run...
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THE LONE RANGER "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty hi-yo silver! The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering Hoofbeats of the great horse Silver ......
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(111 Episodes) "Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. Depicting the 'typical American' household, the radio show had a strong following and it went on very (I might add) successfully to television, becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS) Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee),...
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THE SIX SHOOTER The Six Shooter brought James Stewart to the NBC microphone on September 20, 1953, in a fine series of folksy Western adventures. Stewart was never better on the air than in this drama of Britt Ponset, frontier drifter created by Frank Burt. The epigraph set it up nicely: "The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged: his skin is sun dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl. People call them both The Six Shooter." Ponset was a...
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South African Radio Show Collection No 32 Stories of Sherlock Holmes ran on South African 'Springbok Radio' in the early 1980's. It starred Graham Armitage as Sherlock and Kerry Jordan as Watson. Watson is no longer the bumbling mumbling Watson of Nigel Bruce. The stories do not attempt to stick to the original Conan Doyle canon.
Topic: South African Radio Show
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BROADWAY'S MY BEAT Broadway's My Beat , a radio crime drama, ran on CBS from February 27, 1949 to August 1, 1954. With music by Robert Stringer, the show originated from New York during its first three months on the air, with Anthony Ross portraying Times Square Detective Danny Clover. John Dietz directed for producer Lester Gottlieb. Beginning with the July 7, 1949 episode, the series was broadcast from Hollywood with producer Elliott Lewis directing a new cast in scripts by Morton Fine and...
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LET GEORGE DO IT Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954). Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private...
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Actually there are about 450 OTR episodes of The Whistler (archive.org didn't accept about 50 of them)
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This upload contains all 1399 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  Hosted by E.G. Marshall (and for the last 11 months, Tammy Grimes) and produced by Himan Brown, both veterans of radio from the Golden Age, the Mystery Theater was CBS's attempt to revive radio drama from 1974-1982.  Despite the small budget allocated by CBS, the show is still excellent, with great acting, quality production and many excellent stories.  So join me for another adventure in the macabre.  Pleasant...
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(106 Episodes) "Have Gun Will Travel," the 106 episode radio Western created by Sam Rolfe & Herb Meadow (starring John Dehner as Paladin) was broadcast on CBS (ty jenni janzen, for the thumbs up!!) radio, November 23, 1958 to November 22, 1960. Paladin 'Gun For Hire' lived in & worked out of the Carleton Hotel, in 1875 San Francisco. During many episodes, we heard Paladin in conversation with the Carleton Hotel's Chinese bell hop, 'Hey-Boy' (starring Ben Wright). Have Gun Will...
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PHILO VANCE Philo Vance was the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Vance, in the original books, is an intellectual so highly refined he seems he might be ghostwritten by P. G. Wodehouse. Take this quote from The Benson Murder Case , 1924, as Vance pontificates in his inimitable way: "That's your fundamental error, don't y' know. Every crime is witnessed by outsiders, just as is every work of art. The fact that no one sees the criminal, or the artist,...
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Re-upload of OTRR files with corrected metadata for ease of use.
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BARRIE CRAIG, CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATOR William Gargan, who also played the better known television (and radio) detective Martin Kane, was the voice of New York eye Barrie Craig while Ralph Bell portrayed his associate, Lt. Travis Rogers. Craig's office was on Madison Avenue and his adventures were fairly standard PI fare. He worked alone, solved cases efficiently, and feared no man. As the promos went, he was "your man when you can't go to the cops. Confidentiality a specialty." This...
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THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER The Mysterious Traveler ran on Mutual from December 1943 until about September of 1952. This tremendously popular radio show was truly an all around favorite for any mystery lover of the time. It was the brainchild and magnum opus of golden age writing greats Robert Arthur and David Kogan. During its magnificent run, it was nominated for the coveted Edgar award for "Best Radio Drama" in 1949, 1951 and finally garnered a hands down win in 1953. The only show to...
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DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT Film actor Brian Donlevy played Steve Mitchell, international operative whose had two jobs. Get in and out of danger. Donlevy had the voice and delivery to make the show sound plausible, even if it was routine Cold War brush fire stuff. Herb Butterfield was the Commissioner, a taskmaster shrouded in secrecy who served up the situations that Mitchell seems never to refuse. The Commissioner's secretary is played by Betty Moran. She actually seems to care about the Steve's...
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Episodes of the old-time radio detective series "A Man Named Jordan" and "Rocky Jordan", which were based in some part on the film "Casablanca".
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CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet ), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to...
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The Saint radio program, starring Vincent Price. All known existing shows from 1944-1951, plus three dramatized Saint novels. Repeated shows are included.
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Old Time Radio Program "Lights Out." Enjoy.
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Topics: Old Time Radio, Lights Out, Horror, Anthology, 1930s, 1940s
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CALLING ALL CARS Calling All Cars aired from 29 Nov 1933 until 8 Sep 1939 and originated on the West coast over the Columbia Broadcasting System. The show was sponsored by the Rio Grande Oil Company which was a part of the Sinclair Oil Corporation. The show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "Cracked" gasoline was sold. The writer-director of the show was William N Robson. Each episode was dramatization of a true crime story, how each crime was solved and justice served. Episodes were...
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BOX 13 "Adventure wanted -- will go anywhere, do anything -- Box 13." The premise of the program was that Dan Holiday was an author who wrote mystery novels. To get ideas for his novels he placed an advertisement in a newspaper saying "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything, Box 13." The ads always brought fun adventures of all kinds: from racketeer's victim to psychotic killer looking for fun. Most of the episodes were based on Dan Holiday replying to a letter he...
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CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER This series went on the air on July 7, 1943 and lasted until April 22, 1955. A total of 431 episodes were broadcast. Casey, Crime Photographer had more history than substance. It was a B-grade radio detective on a par perhaps with The Adventures of the Falcon , better than Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons , but lacking the style and polish of The Adventures of Sam Spade . Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask , under the watchful eyes of then-editor Joseph...
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What evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! This upload contains 239 episodes of the great old time radio drama, The Shadow.  The show aired for 22 years, from 1932 to 1954, and followed the exploits of amateur detective Lamont Cranston and his companion Margo Lane. Cranston learned the secret of clouding men's minds to make him invisible, allowing him to become The Shadow and work on the side of law enforcement to prove to young and old alike that crime does not pay! Over the 22...
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(143 Episodes) Update: ** Episode information added to all uploads prior to Jan 05, 2011 JACK BENNY (Feb 14, 1894 – Dec 26, 1974): Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often (although an accomplished violinist)...
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THE BLACK MUSEUM Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name "Black Museum" was coined in 1877 by a reporter from "The Observer", a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. It is this museum that inspired The Black Museum radio series, produced in London by Harry Alan Towers. From Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and...
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FORT LARAMIE Fort Laramie opened with "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry". When Norman Macdonnell created Fort Laramie in late 1955, he made it clear to his writers that historical accuracy was essential to the integrity of the series. Correct geographic names, authentic Indian practices, military terminology, and utilizing actual...
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This upload contains 1,228 episodes of the fantastic Old Time Radio show, Fibber McGee and Molly.  Starring the wonderful husband and wife team of Jim and Marian Jordan as the named characters, the show chronicles the life, foibles and follies of Fibber and his understanding -and perhaps long-suffering - wife, Molly.  The show was a stalwart of the golden days of radio, airing from 1935-1953 as 30-minute weekly episodes, 1953-1956 as five day-a-week 15-minute episodes, and then every weekend...
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE EDMOND O'BRIEN EPISODES 02-03-1950 to 09-03-1952 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob Bailey...
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THE MAN CALLED X Beginning in the summer of 1944, at the height of World War II, The Man Called X was originally a kind of "FBI" program. The series soon developed a more international approach, however, featuring danger, intrigue, and romance in exotic settings. On any given Saturday or Sunday evening, Wendell Niles would say, "Wherever there is mystery, intrigue, romance, in all the strange and mysterious places of the world, there you will find "The Man Called X"....
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MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mr. District Attorney is a popular radio crime drama, produced by Samuel Bischoff, which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up...
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Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None Saturday Drama  Agatha Christie's famous detective story without a detective, adapted by Joy Wilkinson.  Ten guests are separately invited to an island by a person none of them knows very well, if at-all. When they arrive, it seems they have all been invited for different reasons. Nothing quite adds up. An anonymous voice accuses each of them of having murdered someone. By the end of the first night, one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent...
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Old Time Radio Programs, The Lone Ranger
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DARK FANTASY Dark Fantasy was a short series with tales of the weird, adventures of the supernatural, created for you by Scott Bishop. The series aired as a horror drama on NBC between 1941 and 1942. Dark Fantasy was a series dedicated to dealings with the unknown. Originating from radio station WKY, Oklahoma City, it was written by Scott Bishop (of The Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book fame) and was heard Fridays over stations. Tom Paxton served as announcer. The shows covered horror,...
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THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK RACE Broadcast: May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated Cast: Tom Collins as Frank Race (through "The Adventure of the Roughneck's Will", #22, 09/25/1949) Paul Dubov as Frank Race (from "The Adventure of the Green Doubloon", #23, 10/02/1949 to end) Tony Barrett as Mark Donovan Written and Directed by: Joel Murcott and Buckley Angel Music by: Ivan Ditmars Announcers: Art Gilmore, Michael Roy...
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THE PHIL HARRIS - ALICE FAYE SHOW Phil Harris was on the The Jack Benny Program since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were helpful in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show , and were both radio veterans when they...
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SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD In an earlier time, just prior to and following the Second World War, the general public was fascinated by the subject of crime. Numerous magazines of "True Crime Stories" filled the newsstands. Radio also helped fill the need with fictional heroes such as Johnny Dollar and The Saint . Few true crime dramas, other than Gangbusters or Dragnet , sustained long term success on radio. The Secrets of Scotland Yardwas a successful crime drama series, initially...
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Gunsmoke was the first radio series made about the Old West for adults, with adult themes, giving a gritty, realistic view. These files have been edited for audio, file names, and ID3 tags. Improved audio, removed commercials.
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(132 Episodes) "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comics released "The Life of Riley" in comic book form. . Although "The Life of Riley" had originally begun as a proposed...
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MOLLE MYSTERY THEATER NBC's Mystery Theatre began airing with much fanfare on September 7, 1943. The series promised stories from the greatest classical and contemporary mystery authors -- and production values to match. And it kept its promise. It was aided from the outset by the addition of an 'annotator'-- as it was described in the 1940s --named Geoffrey Barnes. The annotator served in the role of expositor, filling in on the plot development as necessary and providing a back-story when...
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Tales of the Texas Rangers (Volume normalized) My favorite OTR show. I noticed that other internet offerings of this program had variable volume between and within shows, so I volume-normalized these files (with Audition) for consistent volume throughout each show, with all the shows the same. They're all 22050 Hz sampling rate and 32 Kbps MP3 encoded (most were that to begin with), and the MP3 tags have been set consistently. NO noise reduction was done. Missing episodes (3 of 95; 92 are...
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Old Time Radio Programs, News , Winston Churchill News and Speeches. Alot of these are here in the WW2 collections, I posted this collection to make The Winston Churchill Speeches in one place.
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Episodes from the OTRR Maintained set of Jeff Regan, Investigator: JEFF REGAN, INVESTIGATOR Jeff Regan, Investigator, was one of countless private detective series that proliferated in the years following WWII. The series initially featured Jack Webb in the title role, who was coming off his work in Pat Novak for Hire, followed by Johnny Madero, Pier 23. The series premiered July 10, 1948, over the CBS network. Originally promoted as Joe Canto, Private Eye, the series was never actually...
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SPACE PATROL The mission of Space Patrol was to bring law and order to the interplanetary frontier. Each episode centered around the Space Patrol crew commanded by Commander Buzz Corry, as the crew jumped around the universe in Terra V. The show aired on ABC from 18 Sep 50 until 19 Mar 55. The cast included Ed Kemmer as Commander Corry, Lyn Osborn as Cadet Happy, Virginia Hewitt as Carol Karlyle, Ken Mayer as Major Robbie Robertson, Norman Jolley as Dr Malingro, Nina Bara as Tonga, and Bela...
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33 radio recordings of RKO's The Shadow, recorded as main character by Orson Welles between 1937 and 1938 It doesn't happen that often that a cultural icon plays a \"genre\" role, and in the 1930's it probably happened even less. But before a certain well-documented Martian Invasion rocketed him to fame and a contract with RKO, a 22 year-old Orson Welles funded his theatrical productions with radio work, including a year on the Mutual Network's now-legendary \"superhero\"...
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